The severe weather we get in Texas can be hard on your home and particularly on your roof. In addition to high winds, one of the most damaging elements of a storm is the hail that can slam into your roof at speeds of 40 miles per hour or more. You can image what a chunk of hail the size of a golf ball can do traveling at that speed.
If a major storm with hail has recently passed through your neighborhood and it is safe to go outside, there are some ways you can tell if your roof took any damage. In some cases this may be the first step towards filing an insurance claim.
Where To Look
There are many places you can spot hail damage around your home without ever getting on a ladder. Your siding, gutters and trim pieces around doors and windows may have dents or cracks. If you see this type of damage, there is a good chance your roof took some damage too. Depending on the type of roof you have, you may be able to spot broken or cracked shingles from the ground. This can be true of asphalt shingles or clay tiles. While standing on the ground you may see dents in a metal roof, but they are not always easy to spot with the untrained eye.
Still Not Sure If You Have Damage?
Hail often causes damage that is not easily seen from the ground, especially around elements like skylights and chimneys. It is generally not recommended that homeowners climb onto their roofs to look for damage after a storm, especially if it was severe enough to have potentially compromised the integrity of the roofing system. If you call the experts at DFW Roofing Pro we will inspect your roof for you and give you a free estimate of what it will cost to repair or replace your damaged roof. We can even help you with your insurance claim. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.